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NCG Watches: Kiss Him, Not Me

Last night I finally decided to check out Kiss Him, Not Me on Funimation.  It looked like a cheesy enough Shoujo series that might be ok.

The plot of the series is Kae Serinuma is a huge fujoshi and otaku who loves picturing men in romantic relationships.  She is a chubby girl who somehow manages to gain the attentions of all the hot guys in school (in a non-romantic way).  When she locks herself in her room for a week after her favorite character dies, she somehow loses all that weight and becomes… pretty?  Her new look captures the hearts of four guys in her school who all begin to compete for her affections.

I lost complete interest in the series after the first episode.  Maybe it gets better but I am not too interested to find out.  Why not continue? Because of how shallow the characters and story is.

What really irks is me is why did Kae need to lose weight in order to become attractive?  I think she could have been an attractive character even if she was drawn larger.  The whole concept of the series is being beautiful based on your personality and interests, so why did this beauty have to physically manifest?  I think it continues to convey that beauty comes from being thin and your odd interests can only be accepted by others if you are still ok to look at.  This is a terrible message, particularly for younger girls who might pick up the series.

The attraction the boys feel toward Kae is shallow.  They didn’t pay romantic attention to her until AFTER she became “pretty” making their interest just as petty as the unintended transformation.  Their dialogue is shallow with no real depth to their characters other than an arch-type.   It works in the way that it plays off of Kae’s boys-love fantasies, however, it does not make for a compelling story.

I would not recommend this series to anyone who likes shoujo or shounen-ai/yaoi manga.

Did you have a chance to check out this series? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!

 

 

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World of Final Fantasy out on Steam

For those who have been patiently waiting for World of Final Fantasy to come to Steam, you can now rejoice! World of Final Fantasy is out today on Steam!

Players will follow the journey of Reynn and Lann as they travel to restore their lost memories in this family-friendly adventure, meeting with legendary FINAL FANTASY heroes along the way. Combining classic RPG gameplay mechanics and adorable visuals, players can capture, customize and raise over 200 familiar creatures to assist in combat in a unique stacking active time battle system.

New features include: STEAM trading cards, Steam Achievements, Keyboard and controller support, bonus legendary creatures and characters such as Sephiroth, Balthier, White Chocobo, and Glow Moogle.

If you purchase the game before November 28th you’ll get a sountrack sampler and a neat wallpaper.

Have you had a chance to play this game on another system? Did you like the game?  I have to admit, I still haven’t beaten it, but I love the game play and story! Let us know what you think in the comments!

More Characters Announced for DRAGON BALL FighterZ: Gotenks, Kid Buu, and Adult Gohan!

Gotenks, Kid Buu, and Adult Gohan have now joined the roster for the upcoming Dragon Ball Fighter Z!

Gotenks is the result of Trunks and Goten’s successful use of the Fusion Dance method to create one fused character of greater power and skill. Gotenks is the first Fusion Dance character to be seen in Dragon Ball. He sports a blue and yellow Metamoran vest, a piece of clothing which all Fusion Dance characters wear. Gotenks is ready to take on all challengers in DRAGON BALL FighterZ.
 
Kid Buu, unpredictable in his thoughts and unremorseful for his actions, will certainly be a fierce fighter to contend with in DRAGON BALL FighterZ. Possessing numerous powerful attacks, Kid Buu can be one of the most dangerous characters to come across during battle or a powerful ally on your team.
 
Gohan (Adult) is the first hybrid character to appear in the Dragon Ball series, combining Earthling and Saiyan traits in one character. Gohan doesn’t possess the passion that Goku has for fighting, instead choosing to only engage in battle to defend Earth and the lives of his loved ones.

Which character will be your fighter? Let us know in the comments!

Dynasty Warriors 9 Coming in February 2018

Koei Tecmo will be bringing out the next entry in the Warriors series, Dynasty Warriors 9, on February 13, 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, and Steam.

One versus a thousand will be moving into an expanded open world installment.  In addition to the new title, you bet there will be some DLC.

KOEI TECMO America has put together an exciting bundle of bonus content for gamers opting to pick up the physical or standard digital version. Comprised of seven costumes for fan-favorite characters, the bundle includes an imposing Beijing opera-style costume for Zhao Yun and six costumes inspired by traditional Chinese undergarment styles – one each for Guan Yinping, Diaochan, Sun Shangxiang, Lu Lingqi, Wang Yi, and Wang Yuanji.

It’s like Dynasty Warriors, except it’s just Dynasty Warriors!

Little Nightmares gets second chapter in Maw expansion

Bandai Namco has launched the second chapter of the Secrets of the Maw expansion for Little Nightmares.

The new chapter of LITTLE NIGHTMARES continues the adventure of The Runaway Kid, a young prisoner trying to escape the depths of The Maw, an eerie, dark vessel filled with dangerous and sinister enemies with voracious appetites. The Kid ventures into The Hideaway, a grimy place populated by the Nomes. Only by finding and rescuing these curious creatures can The Kid make his way out of The Maw; but first, he must uncover the secrets that are buried in their nest.

The third and final chapter of the Secrets of the Maw expansion will be released in January 2018, and will ultimately determine the fate of The Runaway Kid.

Have you had a chance to pick up this title?  What did you think of it? Let us know in the comments!